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by bassninja
Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:31 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Shimano Zodias
Replies: 370
Views: 75059

Re: Shimano Zodias

I haven't used the 6'10" mh, only the 7'2" mh but the actions are similar. Very versatile stick, i've used it for T-Rig, senkos, chatterbaits, and spinnerbaits. What about the actions? Would you say Fast or Extra Fast? Since Zodias is JDM, I'm going to assume it's more of a Fast action than X-Fast.
by bassninja
Thu Jun 25, 2015 2:30 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Shimano Zodias
Replies: 370
Views: 75059

Re: Shimano Zodias

Which model is best for 3/8 oz jigs with 14lb fluoro? I'm looking at the 6'10"MH, 7'2"MH or 7'2"H. I don't know why, but I'm leaning towards the 6'10"MH. Something about them 6'10" rods. I used the 7'2mh with 1/4 and 3/8 trig and it was awesome. Skipping and flipping all day and it's a nice stick. ...
by bassninja
Tue Jun 23, 2015 4:13 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Shimano Zodias
Replies: 370
Views: 75059

Re: Shimano Zodias

Which model is best for 3/8 oz jigs with 14lb fluoro? I'm looking at the 6'10"MH, 7'2"MH or 7'2"H. I don't know why, but I'm leaning towards the 6'10"MH. Something about them 6'10" rods.
by bassninja
Tue Apr 14, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Shimano Zodias
Replies: 370
Views: 75059

Re: Shimano Zodias

cndbasshunter wrote:The Zodias is a lighter rod so feels nicer in hand than the 734. It's hard to have reel nut balance with any production rod.
I saw in the Shimano thread that you have a Metanium on the 7'2" H Zodias. How does that one feel?
by bassninja
Tue Apr 14, 2015 1:46 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Shimano Zodias
Replies: 370
Views: 75059

Re: Shimano Zodias

How is the balance on the 7'2" MH and H models? Say with a Chronarch Ci4.
by bassninja
Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:17 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: New Aldebaran and Metanium DC small pics and specs
Replies: 300
Views: 27162

Re: New Aldebaran and Metanium DC small pics and specs

i don't doubt the performance, but am i the only one who thinks the designers are losing their edge? these look super funky to me, im staying old school for now... 8-) I might have to agree with you on that one. Core 50 and Aldebaran Mg were the sexiest looking reels Shimano ever made, in my eyes a...
by bassninja
Thu Jan 08, 2015 11:13 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Older cumara value
Replies: 13
Views: 2182

Re: Older cumara value

a1712 wrote:The Black Cumara shared blanks with the Crucial, IM10.
Both blanks might be rated as "IM-10", but it's been confirmed by Bantam1 that they are not identical.
by bassninja
Thu Oct 09, 2014 5:25 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Shimano Expride 2 Piece
Replies: 6
Views: 2775

Re: Shimano Expride 2 Piece

I love these rods, accuracy, the perfect reel seat, nice guides and good sensitivity. These rods balance well have a good split-grip length, cork handle and incredibly strong. The rod feels so sweet when loaded up on a bass. Nicest shimano rod I've seen next to Cumulus and the IM-10 Black Cumara. T...
by bassninja
Fri Sep 12, 2014 12:42 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Dobyns Savvy 734C - feedback needed
Replies: 13
Views: 2990

Re: Dobyns Savvy 734C - feedback needed

Yep. That helps. Thanks civic.
by bassninja
Wed Sep 03, 2014 1:53 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Dobyns Savvy 734C - feedback needed
Replies: 13
Views: 2990

Re: Dobyns Savvy 734C - feedback needed

Jigs = 3/8 oz jig with trailer. Texas rigs = 1/4 to 3/8 oz sinker + hook + plastic. Don't think I will go over that. Fished in moderate cover, nothing too nasty.
by bassninja
Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:47 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Dobyns Savvy 734C - feedback needed
Replies: 13
Views: 2990

Re: Dobyns Savvy 734C - feedback needed

The SS 734C might not be what I'm looking for. I've owned a Champion 704C and liked it for medium texas rigs and jigs. To me, it wasn't a true heavy but in between MH and H. My question now is will the SS 7 04 C's action be close to the Champ 704C? Or will it be like what you guys described the 734C...
by bassninja
Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:35 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: new crucial vs last year's crucial
Replies: 19
Views: 4180

Re: new crucial vs last year's crucial

Blank diameter has been one of my biggest complaints with Shimano rods. Specifically, the lighter actions and dropshot rods being as large as my flipping rods. I compared the 7'3" Medium Xfast to the 7'3" Heavy Crucial side by side. The diameter around the blank of the Medium model was actually wid...
by bassninja
Thu Aug 28, 2014 5:33 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: new crucial vs last year's crucial
Replies: 19
Views: 4180

Re: new crucial vs last year's crucial

Does anyone else feel that the blank diameter on the 7'3" Crucials are overly thick? :-k
by bassninja
Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:54 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Dobyns Savvy 734C - feedback needed
Replies: 13
Views: 2990

Dobyns Savvy 734C - feedback needed

Would the Savvy 734C make a good jig and Texas rig rod? My concern is that the tip could be too soft for me. I'm accustomed to "extra-fast" rods for jigs and Texas rigs.
by bassninja
Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:32 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Your Next Rod Purchase?
Replies: 105
Views: 16106

Re: Your Next Rod Purchase?

I think I'm going back to Dobyns but not high end right away. SS 734C on my radar.